The final two Floral Wheel blocks are done. First this one.
And its back.
And the final one. I added even more of the squares on this one as I know how I’m putting them together now.
And the photo of its back.
I had to restrain myself from printing the shapes on other mini floral prints and batiks so I could make more blocks. I even had the pairings with batiks done for a few more but I don’t want to turn this into anything too big. I think. I’m trying to convince myself. They’re miniature blocks and will turn into a lovely miniature quilt to add to the group I’m planning to have hanging on the wall. But the temptation to make more and actually turn this into a large quilt? Huge! I’m always fascinated when I see mini blocks that are turned into large lap quilts or even bigger ones, but as much fun as the Carpenter’s Wheel block is to sew, I have other things like Valse Brillante calling to me. Loudly calling to me.
That said, not much of anything is getting done these days. Having not had a baseball team that was playing meaningful baseball in September for decades, I’m finding the Blue Jays games are absolutely riveting now that we are in a pennant race. Every pitch, every swing of the bat, the nuances of what’s going on with the shifts of the defence, the game within a game as the pitcher pitches to each hitter, the crack of the bat when a home run has been hit, anticipating when a speedy runner on base is going to steal a base, watching a favourite player make an outstanding fielding play or an amazing double play is made – all those things and more make baseball so engrossing that while I may have a project box beside me and the needle threaded before the game, nothing gets sewn.
I am on the edge of the couch or, in some instances, standing up, barely able to breathe as we watch some late-inning heroics. It is a wonderful time to be a baseball fan with a team in the race for a berth in the playoffs and I’m enjoying every single minute of it. But it definitely means no baseball playoffs quilt for me this year if, as I think they will be, the Jays are playing in the post-season games.
So much as I want to get started on Valse Brillante, I think it will be waiting a little while longer.
Baxter couldn’t be less interested in baseball games. The toy basket is of much more importance to him. So much so that he sleeps with a paw on it.
Jake’s eyes are a never-ending source of fascination for me. They are the most wonderful colour and very expressive.